Friday, July 25, 2008

Serials Cataloger

Serials Cataloging, Technical Services
Hiring Range: Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian V
$46,164-$60,408 per annum, depending upon qualifications


Catalogs serials, electronic resources, and other continuing resources in all formats according to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd edition, 1998 revision) as interpreted by the Library of Congress, following CONSER guidelines, classified using the LC Classification scheme, and provided subject access using the LC Subject Headings.
Maintains and contributes original CONSER records as part of the LC Program on Cooperative Cataloging.
Creates, as necessary, name authority records according to the MARC21 authority format. As a participant in the LC Program on Cooperative Cataloging, UCB catalogers may contribute original records to the NACO program.
Works collaboratively with Collection Core Services and collection specialists to resolve complex access issues to electronic resources.
Monitors cataloging and metadata standards development and LC changes in cataloging practices/policies with regard to electronic and continuing resources ; analyzes impacts of these changes and makes recommendations for appropriate changes in local practice.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in Library-wide planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably and effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. In order to advance in the Librarian series, the successful candidate is expected to show evidence of professional growth and contributions beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.


-Professional or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic or research library.
-Familiarity with issues and standards for providing access to electronic resources.
-MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent degree.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards, including the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd edition, 1998 revision), the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, CONSER Editing Guide, the Library of Congress classification system, Library of Congress subject headings, and MARC coding.
-Knowledge of current trends and developments in cataloging, metadata standards and information retrieval.
-A strong commitment to excellence in customer service.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills, ability to prioritize assignments and an aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
-Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
-Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, changing, and diverse environment.

-Bibliographic knowledge of one or more modern, non-English European language
-Experience creating and contributing CONSER and NACO records
-Familiarity with government documents
-Experience training staff
-Experience using Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium System.
-Experience with loading records and batch processing of records.
-Familiarity with link resolvers, discovery tools, ERMs, and other current library technologies.
-Familiarity with non-MARC metadata schema and their application.

Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of experience, including qualified early-career librarians.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on‐campus interview.

DEADLINE : Consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2008.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: 510-642-8675

Applications sent via e-mail preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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